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Canon DC220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Canon DC220. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and image quality. The zoom and price also get good comments. Views are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

usability, price, zoom, image quality, portability

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon DC220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Canon DC220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and price also get good views, whereas the reliability and size get less positive reviews.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

design, size, reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon DC220 DVD Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Canon DC220 review: Canon DC220

 

Perhaps it's the convenience of popping a DVD out of the camcorder and straight into your living room player, or maybe you just don't feel comfortable with a hard-drive-based model, but whatever the reason, you're looking into buying a DVD camcorder....

Long zoom lens; decent image stabilization; fast autofocus; shutter-priority exposure mode.

Fair-to-middling overall video quality; poor still photos.

A simple DVD camcorder with decent performance and image quality, the DC220 won't blow you away, but it also will not let you down.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon DC220 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon DC220 ($449 MSRP) is a respectable entry-level DVD camcorder sporting familiar specs and features: a single 1/6 CCD, electronic image stabilization, a 2.7" LCD, and a modest but effective array of manual controls. In many respects, the...

Jun, 2007
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Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Canon DC220 Review and Prices

 

Despite being a step up from the DC210, Canon's introductory DVD camcorder, the DC220 still feels and performs very much like a low end, entry-level unit. The DC220 is an updated version of last year's Canon DC100 and while it may have improved in...

Simple to use, great handling, includes 16:9 widescreen mode, powerful zoom

Disappointing image quality, poor low light performance

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (reviewed.com)

Canon DC220

 

The Canon DC220 is a baseline DVD camcorder, all told, and the imager matches the price. Inside is a 1/6" CCD with 680,000 gross pixels (450,000 effective pixels in 16:9 with the stabilization off, 360,000 effective pixels in 16:9 with the...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If you really must own a DVD camera and don't have a tonne of money to spare, you could probably do a lot worse than this cute budget offering.

35x optical zoom, smart and compact design, plenty of functions for the asking price

Less than 1-megapixel, ineffectual night mode

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Philip Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Canon DC220

 

A simple DVD camcorder with decent performance and image quality, the DC220 won't blow you away but neither will it let you down.

Long zoom lens ; Decent image stabilisation ; Fast autofocus ; Shutter-priority exposure mode

Fair-to-middling overall video quality ; Ppoor still photos

If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive DVD-based camcorder and you don't expect to shoot in dim lighting much, the DC220 is pretty safe choice. Of course, as I said earlier, if the DC220's added features don't make a difference to you, you can...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Sulabh Puri (ld2.ciol.com)

DC220

 

If you got bored with your regular analog video recorder then try your hands on this compact DVD camcorder

Light weight ; Good zoom level

No flash ; Low pixel CCD sensor

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: HEHAHEIT73 (ciao.com)

Canon DC 220

 

Shows some improvements in design. Canon now includes a tiny joystick, well located for your thumb, to navigate the menus. That's a big step up from the array of buttons on the left side of the DC100's body. However, the DC220 does have a triad of...

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Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Jeevan (ciao.com)

Canon DC220 Camcorder

 

Shows some improvements in design. Canon now includes a tiny joystick, well located for your thumb, to navigate the menus. That's a big step up from the array of buttons on the left side of the DC100's body. However, the DC220 does have a triad of...

And Canon camcorders take advantage of more pixels to give you amazing quality

Video recorded on DVD-R cannot be edited on a computer

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: vcdmusik (ciao.com)

Canon DC 320 review

 

Slightly less expensive DC210. Fortunately, Canon placed the rest of the controls in all the right places. Canon includes a decent array of controls and features for a midlevel camcorder. We were impressed with the DC220's long 35x optical zoom lens as...

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Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

With the affordable and easy-to-operate Canon DC 220, you get all the performance of DVD technology, along with the brilliance and power of a Genuine Canon 35x Optical Zoom. You also get an impressive array of features found on more expensive models, including a miniSD card capability for easy image storage. With the Canon DC 220, you'll enjoy capturing the precious moments of your life and sharing them with everyone.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:miniSD Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:2.1in/3.5in
Weight:14.3oz
Width:2.1in/3.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:220
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.0
Max Focal Length:91mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.45Megapixel/0.53Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:450Kpix/540Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:100/1000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skintone / Vivid/Art / Monotone / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skintone
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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